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Dubai to set for the first phase of the largest solar-powered data centre in the Middle East and Africa

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East and Africa, have broken ground for the first phase of the largest solar-powered data centre in the Middle East and Africa, set to be Uptime TIER III-Certified.

The data centre will be executed by Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC), an auxiliary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The carbon-neutral green server farm will utilize 100% environmentally friendly power with a limit surpassing 100 megawatts (MW).

The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Marwan Bin Haidar, Vice Chairman – Digital & Group CEO of Digital DEWA; Waleed Bin Salman, Vice Chairman – Energy, Digital DEWA; Matar Al Mehairi, Board Member of Digital DEWA; Mohammad Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub; Jerry Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE; and other officials from both sides.

“Breaking ground off for the largest green server farm in the Middle East and Africa affirms that we are doing great to accomplish the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to give 100% of energy from clean energy sources by 2050, just as the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy, which intends to decrease electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030.

“We do this by developing innovative environment friendly solutions that diminish fossil fuel byproducts. The green server farm that Moro Hub carries out will empower worldwide hyper-scalers to get to sans carbon registering. It will likewise help organisations in their manageability drives to lessen their carbon impression,” said Al Tayer.

“Data is quickly becoming the new engine for economic expansion and diversification. As more data centre facilities are established in the future, this project serves as an exemplar of combining digital and power electronic technologies to create greener, low-carbon ICT infrastructure powered through renewable energy. We are committed to contributing towards carbon neutrality worldwide and very proud to be working with Moro Hub, in what is truly a landmark project for the region in this regard,” said Steven Yi.

This is the second solar based controlled green centre farm in Dubai dispatched by Moro Hub. It will offer digital products and services utilizing Fourth Industrial Revolution innovations, for example, cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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